Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Homemade Bread Machine Buns



Routines have a way of soothing the spirit, and there is no routine that is more therapeutic for me than baking. The problem is, with a wee one on my hip for most of the day, baking bread has been on the back burner (no pun intended) for a while now. It was a friend of mine who reminded me of the existence of the bread machine. And wait... don't we have one in the basement, a hand-me-down from my mom who purchased it for cheap at a yard sale? And just like that, our home is filled with the aroma and taste of homemade bread, and I am reminded that often, technology is quite a nice thing.

I took a queue from my friend: throw the ingredients in the machine every day or two while the girls are eating breakfast, turn on the switch, and bread will be ready by lunch. And if you're feeling ambitious, you can even make a second batch in the afternoon, which yesterday meant homemade hamburger buns for dinner (use the dough cycle). You might even score bonus points with the husband, especially if you treat him to white flour.

5 comments:

Angela said...

Yummy!

Irene said...

That looks amazing!!

Kerry said...

Oh yum! I don't have a bread machine, but I need to figure out a way to get back into my baking groove too. It is so hard in the summer! Maybe I'll take a cue from your mom and look for one at a garage sale.
That dinner looks terrific! My husband would consider white flour a huge treat too! That cracked me up!

sara said...

I laughed out loud at the treating your husband to white flour reference. Hi-LAR-ious and oh so true! Looks yummy!!!

Adele said...

We tried the same recipe, substituting half of the flour for whole wheat and it was just as fluffy! Now I just have to keep increasing that ratio... ;-)